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DATE: Friday, March 27, 2015
LOCATION: Toronto Ramada Plaza, 300 Jarvis St.

Maintaining Excellence in Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS – Capacity building, knowledge exchange and education for health care professionals and AIDS service providers.

Space is limited, please register early by email. Confirmation of registration is required. If you have any special requirements please let us know when registering to ensure we can make every effort to accommodate these requests.

TOPIC: What’s Traumatic about Trauma? What Care Providers Need to Know 
SPEAKER: Dr. Clare Pain

Clare Pain MD, MSc., FRCPC., D.Sc (Hons), is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Director of the Psychological Trauma Program, Mount Sinai Hospital. In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Addis Ababa University for her work to develop psychiatry in Ethiopia. She consults at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, and is the Director of the Toronto Addis Ababa Psychiatry Project and Coordinator of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration. Her clinical focus is on the assessment and treatment of patients, including refugees, who suffer from the effects of psychological trauma. She has lectured and taught on various aspects of psychological trauma including trans-cultural issues. She has published a number of articles and two books: Trauma and the Body: a Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden and Kekuni Minton, Norton 2006, and The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic an edited book with Eric Vermetten and Ruth Lanius, Cambridge University Press 2010.

TOPIC: Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Our Clients and Ourselves
SPEAKER: Todd Tran

Todd Tran BHScOT, MSc., received his Occupational Therapy degree from McMaster University and his Master’s in Health Professional Education from the University of Toronto. He currently works at Women’s College Hospital where he facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and works as an occupational therapist in Family Practice and a specialty orthotics clinic. Todd also teaches at the University of Toronto in the Older Adult curriculum of the Occupational Therapy Master’s program. Todd has participated in a number of advanced mindfulness trainings including Level 1 Certification in MBCT Facilitation from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. Todd’s area of interest and research include aging and how mindfulness interventions can be used as a strategy to preserve cognition.
Tania Auer, BSc., OCGC, Recreation Therapist at Casey House, will join Todd to discuss Mindfulness in practice with clients.



Casey House: HIV/AIDS and Mental Health – Full Day Symposium

Program Director: Dr. Mark Halman, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
General Psychiatrist & Collaborative Care Lead, Ambulatory Psychiatry Program, Mount Sinai Hospital / Program Lead: Maureen Mahan, RN, BA, MEd, Education Development Coordinator, Casey House

Casey House acknowledges the generous support of AbbVie Corporation